Gift of a Print .........30th March Van Gogh's Birthday
March 30th is Vincent Van Gogh's birthday , 165 years since his birth. "The sunflowers" are probably the most well know of his paintings, along with "Starry Starry Night". There were two series of Sunflowers, painted a year apart. The first series, executed in Paris in 1887, depicts the flowers lying on the ground, while the second set, executed a year later in Arles, shows a bouquet of sunflowers in a vase.(Wikipedia )
In 1998 it was 110 years since he painted "Fifteen Sunflowers in a vase" & was it was sold at auction for 83 million . That was the day I came back to painting & recreated "Fifteen Sunflowers in a Vase " . Now 20 years later, it is part of the print series available here , painted in total homage , respect & joy at the fact that Vincent Van Gogh existed.
To mark his birthday , I am doing a like & share event on my Facebook page . Like the page , share the post & on 30th March someone will be surprised with a gift of a print of "The Sunflowers". My page is Kathrina Shine@ShineIrishArtist.
This is really to celebrate painting & the undeniable influence of the history of Art on everyone painting today or anyone appreciating the uplifting effect of having art work in your environment be it work, office, home , a cafe , street art , sculpture , ceramics , textiles , the list is endless. The effect is joy & connection.